Thursday, 14 January 2016

My second Christmas card of the week

I seem to be churning out the posts today - only because I have time to write about things I've been making over the last few days. But this card is one I have literally only just finished, I reckon the glue and ink aren't completely dry yet!

It was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. a card with a band on it made from punched circles, and I decided to try to recreate the idea using Christmas papers - almost like a dense garland of baubles. A very handy way of using up lots of the snippets of patterned paper in my Christmas box!

First I punched loads and loads of circles, lightly inking the edge of each. then I cut a band of lightweight card, slightly longer and wider than I wanted the finished band to be, stuck all the circles down in overlapping layers, trimmed and inked the edges and attached it to the card front along with a stamped sentiment.

A very quick and easy card, and a warm fuzzy glow from using up all those snippets!


I'm sharing this with

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - red 
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground  - week 211 (have I earned the record for the number of different snippets used on one card?)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January
Crafting by Designs - Seeing Red   

10 comments:

  1. Wow Jane - what a terrific way to use up snippets - brilliant result!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. This is fantastic Jane. What a super idea. I think we'll all be making these with our snippets. I reckon this one's for the spotlight! Barbxx

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  3. Super card! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!

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  4. This looks great, such and original card and use of snippets. I like the sentiment too.

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  5. What an excellent idea. And perfect for using up snippets. xxx

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  6. I love how you used all the Christmas paper on your card and kept it CAS. Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  7. Brilliant way to use up some scraps! And such beautiful paper scraps at that! You chose and layered them so expertly. :) So well done!
    Thanks for sharing it with Christmas Card Challenges!

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  8. Love that strip made of punched circles! Great way to use up all those little leftover pieces of paper!

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  9. This is a super idea - may have to 'borrow' it!!

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  10. This is fabulous, a lovely card.
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Pauline
    x

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